The illustration above shows just how big the British Empire was at its territorial peak in the early 1920s. At that time it covered 35.5 million sq km (13.71 million sq mi), which represents 23.84% of the Earth’s land area or equivalent to 93.67% of the Moon’s surface area (37.9 million sq km).
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The map above shows what would happen if you lay the Burj Khalifa on its side within the Vatican City. The Burj Khalifa is world’s the tallest building at 828 m (2,717 ft), while Vatican City is the world’s smallest country in the world at just 0.44 km2 (0.17 sq mi).
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